Battle of Pratapgarh

Battle of Pratapgarh 1656

For next 5 years Shivaji kept quiet, gathering the forces. In 1656 he started his campaign again and captured Kalyan, Bhiwandi etc. This time Adil Shah sent his general Afzal Khan to bring Shivaji dead or alive. But this general of Bijapur was clawed to death by Shivaji with his Baghnakhas, the conceived weapon. After that the Bijapur forces were routed and this was the first significant victory of Marathas over Bijapur.

Till 1662, there were minor unsuccessful attempts to kill Shivaji by the sultan of Bijapur, when finally a peace treaty was arranged.

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